The creation of new knowledge and its exploitation for solving economic or non-economic problems are the foundations for innovations, including the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We will develop original data that will allow us to understand this process, conduct cutting-edge research using these data, and perform analyses that will contribute to the formulation of policies for accelerating innovation. Specifically, we will examine the innovation capability of industries, mechanism of the development of an innovation-enhancing industrial organizational changes, such as vertical specialization, government policies that support research and development (R&D), including the intellectual property regime and setting of technological standards and industry–academic collaboration. We will undertake research from an international perspective that will include international comparisons of innovation performance.

Program Director


NAGAOKA Sadao(Program Director and Faculty Fellow)

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RIETI Policy Discussion Papers